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Baked French Fries

Low Calorie Recipe

Simple Baked French Fries instead of fried in oil which really cuts the calories and fat. Three quarter-inch fries are under 100 calories.

Baked French Fries


2 large potatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon paprika

Recipe Directions

*Preheat oven to 450-degrees.

Peel potatoes and cut into slices 4-inches long and 1/4-inch wide; place in a bowl of iced water to crisp. Just before cooking, turn onto paper towel and pat dry. Spread pieces in one layer of a shallow baking pan. Sprinkle with the vegetable oil. Shake pan to spread oil evenly over potatoes. Bake 30-40 minutes, turning frequently, until gold brown.

Empty potatoes onto paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and paprika.

Did You Know?

While who invented the French fry continues to be the topic of debate, who is responsible for its U.S. popularity is not. According to Nelowet, Thomas Jefferson was the first to serve "French-style" potatoes in the U.S. in the early 19th Century. Fries soon caught on throughout the U.S. colonies.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 16 to 20 servings (depending on size of potatoes)
Serving size: 3, 1/4-inch fries
Calories 93; Total Fat 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg

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